If you frequently restructure your documents and prefer not to cut and paste many paragraphs around, there's a simpler way: Use the Sort feature in Microsoft Word. Normally you'd use Sort to alphabetize a list of names or products, but it can also help you with larger structural changes.
First, number your paragraphs in the order you want them to be. Let's say I wrote an article that ended with the conclusion, but I wanted to move it to the top to act as an executive summary and relocate the second part of my Introduction to the end. I would number the paragraphs like so:
2 Introduction - Paragraph 1 6 Introduction - Paragraph 2 3 Body - Paragraph 1 4 Body - Paragraph 2 5 Body - Paragraph 3 1 Conclusion
2 Introduction - Paragraph 1
6 Introduction - Paragraph 2
3 Body - Paragraph 1
4 Body - Paragraph 2
5 Body - Paragraph 3
Now simply select the paragraphs you want to reorder and then click the Sort button in the Paragraph section on the Home tab:
Now make sure your sort is Ascending by Text (NOT Number!):
Click OK to sort and then review the new order :
1 Conclusion 2 Introduction - Paragraph 1 3 Body - Paragraph 1 4 Body - Paragraph 2 5 Body - Paragraph 3 6 Introduction - Paragraph 2
You can always renumber, or use Undo if you want to reset and try again. When you're happy with the structure, simply remove the numbers.